Your outdoor patio area has potential. You just have to find some way to tap into it.
You’ve narrowed down your design and style choices by opting for a cozy, comfy theme. But what’s next? Do you get those waterproof beanbags out in the garden, or buy a couple of hammocks with a fire pit and fairy lights to really brighten up the place?
While both options are perfectly fine, we think that for your small cozy outdoor area, you should go a bit further.
Think ‘small, private sanctuary’!
– Choose Smaller Furniture for a Smaller Space
Don’t have enough space for a full patio set? How about a small table and a couple of chairs instead! Companies such as PatioHQ offer plenty of furniture for small patios, so you should have no trouble finding the right set. But keep in mind; always choose lighter colors and furniture that fits the square footage of your outdoor area. You don’t want to end up getting a set that’s two sizes too big!
– Never Underestimate Greenery
Plants have a way of tying the look of the place together. If you’ve got a somewhat bland patio that’s in need of some color, adding hanging plants, herbs or even a small vegetable garden will go a long way in livening things up.
– Choose Floor Seating
Especially if you’re renting the place, adding floor seating by using cushions and simplistic furniture will not only give you more space to use, it’ll serve double-duty; by functioning as a seating area and adding color and texture to the décor.
– Make a Special Space for Cocktail Hour
You have a small seating area, but what about when you just want to be by your lonesome in a quaint, cozy nook? Pull up a chair and add a small side table, separating it with a trellis or some sheer weather-proof curtains so you can have your own small space. For added comfort, place a few outdoor throw pillows to amp up the cozy factor.
– Get Some Shade
Think of your outdoor patio umbrella as an investment in your patio design. Aside from keeping your furniture protected from the sun rays, the umbrella will add a sense of luxury and refinement as well. Not to mention that with the top space covered, you’ll truly be in a secluded space of your own.